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alawson
  Take Back Day: Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm   The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.  Take Back Initiative Collection(s) Sites  
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ssnider
Providing care in the home for someone whose physical or mental faculities are declining creates new and special safety needs.  A phone or bell near your loved one's bed would enable him or her to summon assistance.    Prevent fires and burnsUse smoke alarms. Don't smoke in bed or in a recliner. Have an escape plan and practice it. Post emergency…
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alawson
We’ve all heard stories about the stress involved with caring for an ill or elderly family member. Some studies suggest that this type of stress can even harm the caregiver's health. But, other studies are at odds with those findings with several even suggesting that there are emotional rewards and benefits to being a caregiver.     While it is…
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jhubbard
At some point in life, we will all experience the death of someone we love. The nature of our relationships impacts our grief process, and the ways in which we mourn. The loss of any loved one is a profound and challenging experience which all people will go through at some point in their lives. Each of these losses will affect us as uniquely as…
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sherylwoolverton
After a death, our culture quickly expects a griever to quickly resume to everyday life. This expectation creates struggles for the one who is grieving as it is normal to want to share your emotions and grief with others. Many find they can confide in friends and family but there are times when one may feel as if everyone is tired of hearing the…
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Mary Aycock
Prescription drug costs continue to rise and many individuals and families face an extreme financial burden when getting necessary prescriptions. KPAP is a program that helps this issue by giving Kentuckians access medications free or at reduced prices.    Eligibility for KPAP is based upon income, with guidelines set by the participating drug…
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tfreiberg
Purpose To keep skin clean, dry and intact To prevent pain and infection from broken skin   Supplies you will need Washcloth and towel Mild cleanser Moisturizing lotion Barrier cream (if recommended) Absorbent pad   What to do Explain to the patient what you are going to do, even if you are unsure whether they can hear. Inspect…
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tfreiberg
Purpose A suppository is a small piece of medicated substance usually about an inch in size and cone-shaped.   When inserted rectally, the body’s heat will cause it to melt, releasing the medicine. Suppositories are most often used to help cause a bowel movement or to give a medicine when a person is unable to take pills.           Supplies you…
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tfreiberg
PurposeAn enema inserts fluid into the rectum to clean the lower bowel.           Supplies you will need Wall hook, IV pole or another person to hold container of tap water 1000 mL warm tap water (warm to the wrist, but not hot) Chux (waterproof pads) Bedpan or bedside commode, toilet paper Soap, water, washcloth, towel Gloves…
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tfreiberg
Purpose Proper tracheostomy care will enable the patient to breathe easier and help to prevent infection.           Supplies you will need Your hospice nurse will provide you with a pre-packaged kit that usually contains: Sterile gauze pads Sterile gloves Trach ties and tapes Sterile cotton swabs (Q-tips) Pipe cleaner brush Sterile cup  …
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